Thornhill looks at the markers or conditions that defined various groups, and considers whether election was viewed by ancient authors as merited, given graciously or both. The Jews considered themselves a people set apart for God’s special purpose. Well, I’ve been waiting for this book for ages. Jeremy marked it as to-read Nov 18, Janelle Zeeb rated it really liked it Apr 10,
I’d almost rather see Jesus and Paul as innovating the corporate election of Israel to graft in the Gentiles – this subverting expectations of large and smaller i. For Thornhill, the early Jewish literature of the Second Temple period namely the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocryphal, and Pseudepigraphal works predominantly display an understanding of the concept of election that is firmly positioned both corporately and conditionally. With this in mind, we understand the importance of grasping the Second Temple mindset while reading and studying the New Testament. Nov 06, Steve rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Marlon Lahope rated it it was amazing Nov 22,
Theodros marked it as to-read Dec 28, Chadwick Thornhill PhD, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary is an exploration assigned the task of carefully guiding the reader through the early Jewish literature of the Second Temple period, specifically to examine how it discusses the concept of election in relation to the people of God. Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez marked it as to-read Sep 15, Benita Amedeo rated it it was ok Jan 24, Jan 01, Justin Farley rated it liked it.
Dr. Chad Thornhill – School of Divinity
As a Pharisee, Paul would have been well-versed in the nuances of Judaic instruction, yet we see with the Damascus road incident, a complete shift in perspective. The apostle later explicitly states that all he had gained through his heritage, instruction, and training in Judaism were worthless in comparison to knowing Christ Philippians 3: Well, I’ve been waiting for this book for ages.
Thornhill seeks to answer two foundational questions: Open Preview See a Problem? Neil Kruger rated it really liked it Dec 11, Human agency – in all its complexity – is explored and I think there is some significant substance to the idea of human “freedom” in STJ. I received this book free of charge.
Dr. Chad Thornhill
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Two churches receiving epistles from the apostle performed works clearly outside of that proscribed by the New Covenant in Christ. One can gain much useful knowledge from this work, however discernment must be exercised as to its application. Cliff Kvidahl marked it as to-read Nov 13, He is a wonderful professor, but thus work demonstrates that he is an outstanding researcher as well.
Quotes from The Chosen People This is an important work for anyone interested in the concept of election. Still, when the concept of election explicitly relates to the individual, Thornhill argues that the literature of the Second Temple period predictably emphasizes the character or role of the individual, rather than the salvation.
So it is not surprising that this concept plays such an important role in Pauline theology. Election and Responsibility The author does a good job of laying out who was considered to be elect and in what way election was both corporate and individual.
Thornhill looks at the markers or conditions that defined various groups, and considers whether election was viewed by ancient authors as merited, given graciously or both.
Chad A. Thornhill MD
To ask other readers questions about The Chosen Peopleplease sign up. Sets the foundation for community definitions of election which I already tend to see as the main gist of Romansetc. Preview — The Chosen People by A. Thornhill’s case is only strengthened when one considers the Early Church Father’s view of election i. Sherif Gendy is currently reading it Nov 19, Dec 30, Nicholas Quient rated it it was amazing Shelves: Abigail marked it as to-read Dec 25, The judicious exegesis of Romans 9: Haven’t you read Ephesians 1, Romans 8, etc.?
Are you tired of hearing the free will v. Clearly, they were in since they both operated as Judges through divine enabling and are given passing mention as performing their recorded deeds by faith in Hebrews 11—a contradiction to the tenets of NPP. Jan 01, Dustin Ragland rated it liked it. Nevertheless, as someone who is not well-read in Second Temple literature, I often found myself wondering if any literature of the period actually disagreed with the central premise of the book.